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Research Experience

Criminal Justice Research Experience

Criminal Justice Research Experience: Participant Guidelines

TR 11-12:20 CJ 1310 Section 252: Instructor: Eckert
TR 11-12:20 CJ 1310 Section 253: Instructor: Villa
MW 11-12:20 CJ 3346 Section 251: Instructor: Tillotson
MW 12:30-1:50 CJ 3346 Section 252: Instructor Withrow
MW 2-3:20 CJ 3346 Section 253: Instructor: Tillotson
TR 2-3:20 CJ 3346 Section 254: Instructor: Morley
TR 11-12:20 CJ 3346 Section 255: Instructor: Vandiver
TR 12:30-1:50 CJ 3346 Section 256: Instructor: Tillotson
TR 3:30-4:50 CJ 3346 Section 257: Instructor: Jones, A.
MWF 10-10:50 CJ 3347 Section 251: Instructor: Fenimore
TR 9:30-10:50 CJ 3347 Section 252: Instructor: Noh
MW 2-3:20 CJ 3347 Section 253: Instructor: Withrow
MW 3:30-4:50 CJ 3347 Section 254: Instructor: Withrow
TR 9:30-10:50 CJ 3347 Section 255: Instructor: Morley
TR 11-12:20 CJ 3347 Section 256: Instructor: Morley
MW 12:30-1:50 CJ 3347 Section 257: Instructor: Vasquez

Students enrolled in these sections are required to engage in research experience. There are two options for gaining this research experience: one involves participation in experiments whereas the other does not. The two options are described more fully in this handout.

You must complete four research experience credits by Friday, April 28th. To obtain research experience credits by participating in an experiment, please use the handout above to log into

Please note that your account will not be set up until Wednesday, February 1st, so you will not be able to log on until that date. Once your account is set up, you will also be able to check your research experience credits on that web site. To obtain research experience credits by submitting journal article summaries, please refer to this.

If you have any questions about the research experience requirement, please consult your instructor or send email to

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How many research credits do I need to complete?

You must to complete four credits to earn full credit. Credits may be earned through participation in research, submission of a journal article summary, or a combination of both.

Do I have to participate in an experiment?

No. You may satisfy the research experience requirement by summarizing research articles. Please see the handout mentioned above.

I'm under the age of 18. Can I earn credits through participation in an experiment?

No, you must be 18 years or older to participate in research in the Criminal Justice Department at Texas State. Students younger than 18 can earn research experience credits by summarizing research articles.

Can I cancel my appointment for an experiment?

Yes, you may cancel your appointment up to 2 hours prior to the start time at

What happens if I sign up for an experiment, but then I don't show up?

You can sign up for a maximum of four credits through participation in experiments. If you don’t show up to a scheduled appointment, you will have to earn the credit by submitting an article summary. Remember, you can cancel an appointment up to two hours prior to the start time at

What happens if I show up for an appointment, but the experimenter is not there?

In very rare circumstances, an experimenter may be unable to attend a session due to a serious unforeseen circumstance. If this occurs, send an email to with your name, student ID number, the name, date, and time of experiment you were scheduled to complete. You will receive credit for the experiment pending confirmation of the experimenter absence.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

You can send contact to, Angela Jones SONA coordinator, 512-245-5201